The Mission Hub

The Pontifical Mission Societies include the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Society of St.Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. These Societies promote a prayerfulmissionary spirit among baptized Catholics and to gather a fund of support for the evangelizing and pastoral programs of more than 1,150 local churches of the Developing World.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Society Membership Vital To Building the Mission Church

For many years, Catholics have followed the custom of enrolling themselves or their loved ones, living or deceased, in Membership in The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. By doing so, they give an ongoing gift to the new Member and to the missions. Membership means that the person enrolled receives the spiritual benefits of Masses said daily by mission priests; they are also included in the intentions of a daily Mass celebrated at the Vatican.

In many mission locations, funds from the Society are a substantial means of support. One such place is Zambia in south east Africa. With support from the Society’s members, children of all ages receive faith formation, leading to many baptisms; often, a whole class of children is presented for the sacrament at once. Because access to religious education is difficult in rural areas, children are often baptized well past infancy. Proud parents and godparents gather as the children process into church, candles in hand, ready to answer in the affirmative those familiar questions: Do you reject Satan?...Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? Their collective “Yes!”  should make all Members proud.

Because of our Members’ support, the children are taught not only that God loves them, but that through our One Family in Mission, people from around the world love and support them as well.

For more information on 5 year, 10 year or Perpetual Enrollments, please call 617-542-1776 or email [email protected].

The following people have been enrolled as Perpetual Members in

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
Robin Roberts, Don Meredith, Dave Duerson, Ricky Bell, Jarvis Williams, John Flynn, Paul R. O’Donnell, Jr., Sr. Mary Rose McGeady,  Dr. Jerome Lejeune,  Darren James Labonte, Dorothy Kamenshek,  Karen Silva, The Family of Joanne and Walter Jarosz, Diane, Erica, Will, Ken & Don Bukowski, Diluvina Allard, Amy Linn, Irena & Josef Dasko, The Richard F. Galehouse Family, Lynn & Mary Detweiler, James & Nora Tully, The Family of John Shaughnessy, Margaret Cassidy,The O’Brien Family, Natalia Cullen, Mr. and Mrs. Ashton, Ruth Sullivan, Joan Ferranti, Margaret A. Maggiore, The Family of Ronald Nix, Rev. Thomas J. Reilly and Family, Barbara A. Potts, Susan Butcher,  Antonio Nararainsami, Frank Buckles, Tony Snow,  John Marzano,  Rev. Kevin P. Fitzpatrick, S.T.D., Barbara A. Potts, Mr. and Mrs. Julio Foster & Family, Mr. Robert Hofeman & Family, Mr. Shaun Sullivan and Family, Louise Barba Carvalho
-Maureen Crowley Heil

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